Devil in a Blue Dress (Paperback)
An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #1)
Washington Square Press, 9780743451796, 272pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 2002
Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market Paperback (12/1/1993)
Mass Market Paperback (10/1/1995)
Compact Disc (5/27/2014)
MP3 CD (5/27/2014)
Compact Disc (7/1/2002)
Paperback, Spanish (6/1/2006)
Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.
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Praise For Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #1)…
— The New York Times
"Richly atmospheric...Devil in a Blue Dress honors the hard-boiled tradition of Hamett/Chandler/Cain in its story line line and attitude, but Mosley takes us down some mean streets that his spiritual predecessors never could have...A fast moving, entertaining story written with impressive style. This kind of book that leaves you yearning to read more about Easy Rawlins' adventures."
— Los Angeles Times Book Review
"The social commentary is sly, the dialogue is fabulous, the noir atmosphere so real you could touch it. A first novel? That what they say. Amazing. Smashing."